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Manuscript Collection: Gurdon Saltonstall

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Collection summary derived from "Guidebook to Manuscripts", 1969: This interesting letter was written by Gurdon Saltonstall (1666-1724) to the "Hon. Society for propagating the Gospel among the Indians in America," from the "Govr. and Council of the Colony of Connecticut in New England," giving an account of the Mohecan and Pequot Indians. The letter is dated May 31; 1716, Hartford. Saltonstall was the grandson of Richard Saltonstall, (1610? - 1694) who came to America in 1630 and was one of the original settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts. Gurdon Saltonstall graduated at Harvard in 1684, was ordained a minister in 1691. He was influential in the chartering of Yale College and its removal from Saybrook to New Haven. He became governor of Connecticut in 1707 and held that office until his death in 1724. A descendant, Leverett, (1892- ) became governor and later a U.S. Senator from the State of Massachusetts.

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